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Oral history interview with Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames, 1965 June 9

view Oral history interview with Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames, 1965 June 9 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Ames, Arthur Forbes, 1906-1975
Interviewer:
McGlynn, Betty Lochrie Hoag, 1914-2002
Subject:
Albro, Maxine
Bruton, Helen Bell
Bruton, Margaret
Drerup, Karl
Federal Art Project (Calif.)
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript: 30 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 12 minutes.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames conducted 1965 June 9, by Betty Hoag McGlynn, for the Archives of American Art New Deal and the Arts Project. They speak of their participation in WPA projects at Newport Harbor Union High School, the San Diego County Courthouse, the Jon Lindbergh Junior High School, and the California Federal Building and Loan in Los Angeles; mural, mosaic and tapestry techniques and materials; Karl Drerup and the development of enameling in America; and the effect of the federal art programs on contemporary art. They also describe the work of Maxine Albro and Helen and Margaret Bruton.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Arthur and Jean Goodwin Ames, 1965 June 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Arthur Forbes (1906-1975) and Jean Goodwin Ames (1903-1986) were mural painters, mosaicists, and tapissiers from Claremont, California.
Provenance:
Conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Mosaicists
Mosaics
Mural painting and decoration
Muralists
Sound recordings
Tapestry
Tapissiers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12923
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213229
AAA_collcode_ames65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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